Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2016

Tribute to Naushad Ali on his 10th death anniversary today.



Regarded as a doyen of Indian film music, Naushad Ali is being remembered today on his death anniversary.

Ten years have gone by since the doyen of Indian film music, the genius of filmy musical blend and the evergreen maestro of soulful songs, Naushad left a void, which almost seems impossible to fill in. Naushad was not a mere film music director churning out songs for entertainment. A man withrare penchant for music from his childhood, Naushad, revolutionised the Indian film music in the early 40s and 50s, bringing out the best voices of the century through the celluloid screens. The legendary music director never compromised with quality, not even at the cost of his earnings. The life and times of Naushad is a musical journey of a genius, who could carry Indian music across borders till his last breath. The man who won many accolades and awards, including the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan awards from the government of India, won more than anything else, the hearts of millions of music lovers all over the world.


Naushad Ali with Orson Welles, the famous American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

Tribute to a true genius composer Ghulam Mohammed on his 48th death anniversary.

Naushad Ali was not just a music director, but a symbol of composite culture of the country, who brought dignity, class and refinement to the Indian film music. Naushad’s contribution to the film industry has been awesome.

Tribute to India’s greatest musical genius Kundan Lal Saigal, on his 112th birth anniversary today.

In his long and illustrious innings, glittering with memorable compositions in classics like Mughal-e-Azam , Baiju Bawra , Mother India , Ganga Jamuna, Anmol Ghadi and many others, Naushad Saheb scaled phenomenal heights in the pantheon of popular music.

Tribute to the legendary Shamshad Begum, one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry, on her death anniversary today.

baijubawra-koozaGenerations of music lovers would continue to enjoy his soulful and haunting melodies for years to come.

Anmol Ghadi is a 1946 Hindi film directed by Mehboob Khan, starring Surendra, Suraiya and Noor Jehan.

The film was a musical hit and still remembered for its sublime music by Naushad, which have hits like, “Aawaaz De Kahaan Hai”, “Jawaan Hai Mohabbat Haseen Hai Zamana” and “Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi Mujhe Bhool Na Jaana”. The film also featured playback singer, Mohammed Rafi’s first notable song “Tera Khilona Toota Baalak”.

anmolghadi-koozaThe subject in ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952) is music and love and how they complement each other as Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari form the leading pair of this classic movie that signifies the essence of melody! There could not have been a better composer than Naushad Ali to make this film an unforgettable feature of Indian cinema. The music in “Baiju Bawra” is divine! It is, in fact, the soul of the film, not to forget Meena Kumari’s stunning portrayal of Gauri, who falls in love with Baiju and his music.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology